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The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
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Jul 20, 2012

really liked it
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Quite an amazing book. Great stories about how people with severely damaged brains can do exercises to bring themselves back to normal functionality. Some of the stories include babies who have had strokes, elderly people with strokes, brain injuries, and most interestingly, a girl with only half a brain.

The conclusion is that the brain is plastic, meaning it can change and reorganize itself. Yes, you can do certain exercises to ward off diseases like Alzheimers.

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